SHORT COURSE AND CONSULTANCY UNIT

Oludolapo O. Akinyosoye-Gbonda(Ph.D)

Ph.D. Decision Support Systems (EIA) (NTUA, Athens –Greece) 2005

M.Sc. Computer Systems Control Engineering (NTUS, Sofia-Bulgaria) 1995

Diploma, Business Management (Karl Marx School of Economics, Sofia-Bulgaria) 1995 

Background

The Short Course and Consultancy is a unit under the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) – University of Sierra Leone (USL). It was established in June 2006 and IPAM is the first institute to set up an outfit solely for the delivery of short course in Freetown.

The Unit is charged with responsibility of designing an annual short course training brochure, development and implementation of short-term courses.

Courses

From its inception, the Unit has successfully developed over 60 short term courses ranging from general management, leadership and policy, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Taxation, Public Procurement and Logistics, Project Management, Performance and Quality Management and Information Technology related courses and so on.

Types of short courses offered:

  • Short courses advertised in the annual brochure;
  • Tailored course based on request usually from institutions, and
  • Short courses at certificate level up to 6 weeks.

Products – the Unit produces about 400 professionals annually.

Facilitators – the Unit collaborates with over 80 professional facilitators from different institutions with diverse professional backgrounds.

Our Structure – the Unit is currently under the direct supervision of Dr. Oludolapo O. Akinyosoye-Gbonda, who had once served as the founding Coordinator in the unit for over seven (7) years.

Other Staff of the Unit are:

  • Abigail Amanda Jusu (Mrs.) – Administrative Assistant
  • Fatu Dumbuya (Mrs.) – Confidential Secretary
  • Prince Thomas – Office Assistant
  • Sheka Sesay – Cleaner / Messenger

Registration and Payment for Courses:

Registration is by filling relevant forms (free of cost) obtainable at 4th Floor of the New Building at the Tower Hill Campus. Short course fees are payable at any branch of ECO Bank (Sierra Leone) Limited, Account Number and BBAN: 0010014801923901 and 008001001192390132 respectively, at least three (3) working days before the commencement of each course.

Location and Contact – 4th Floor of the New Building, Tower Hill Campus. A.J Momoh Street, Freetown

Tel: +232 75 191966

Email: sccu@ipam.edu.sl

www.ipam.edu.sl